The 3rd International Conference on Economics of Football

The 3rd International Conference on Economics of Football

Call for Papers

Date: 29-31 May 2019

Location: Baku, Azerbaijan

Venue: Khazar University

Khazar University, New Economic School (NES) and Higher School of Economics (HSE), Russia are organizing a conference on the Economics of Football. The main objective of the conference is to highlight high-quality research of the football industry as well as to facilitate the cooperation between academics and practitioners. 

Organizers invite researchers to submit papers for presentation. Theoretical and/or empirical research papers that deal with economic, social, and managerial problems of the football industry are welcome.

The list of possible topics includes:

  • Football development
  • Fans and demand for football
  • Labor and transfer markets
  • Networks and performance
  • Tournament theory
  • Mega-events
  • Determinants of success
  • Risk assessment and evaluation of predictions
  • Strategic financial management
  • Economic impact study: macroeconomic benefits of investment in the football industry

Key deadlines:

Abstract submission (approximately 3 pages long): February 28, 2019

Acceptance notifications: March 31, 2019 

Full paper submission April 25, 2019.

Publication: Outstanding papers will be considered for publication in Khazar Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (KJHSS), indexed by Web of Science.

Working language of the conference is English. For more information about the conference and application procedure, please visit the conference website or contact - Prof. Dmitry Dagaev, Deputy Vice-rector of Higher School of Economics (, questions related to conference program; - Dr. Bahadir Baysal, Coordinator of Economics and Management Department at Khazar University ( for organizational matters.

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